Cincinnati Reds trade Tommy Pham to Boston Red Sox

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Nick Senzel (15) cheers on designated hitter Tommy Pham (28)...
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Nick Senzel (15) cheers on designated hitter Tommy Pham (28) after he crosses the plate on an RBI single off the bat of Kyle Farmer in the sixth inning of the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Following a 59 minute delay, the Reds won 20-5 in the series finale.(Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 7:10 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (Enquirer) - About 24 hours before Tuesday’s 6 p.m. trade deadline, the Cincinnati Reds were finalizing a trade to send left fielder Tommy Pham to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later, sources confirmed to our media partners, The Enquirer.

Pham was scratched from the Reds’ lineup minutes before the first pitch Monday in Miami, and he was informed he was traded, according to a source.

He’s eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season after he signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Reds during spring training, which includes a $6 million mutual option for the 2023 season and a $1 million buyout.

It’s the third trade for the rebuilding Reds in the past few days after they sent outfielder Tyler Naquin to the New York Mets and Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for young prospects.

Pham hit .238 with 11 doubles, 11 homers, 39 RBI and 57 runs in 91 games this season. He slumped throughout July, which he called the worst month of his career, with a .204 batting average and .255 on-base percentage.

He had one of baseball’s most memorable moments in the season after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson before a game in May and was suspended for three games.

In the clubhouse, Pham was a well-respected veteran known for his consistent approach and his relentlessness on the bases.

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